Edgar Allan Woolf


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Wizard Of Oz, The (1939) - I'd Turn Back If I Were You! As chilling as any sequence, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion (Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr), sent to the retrieve the Wicked Witch’s broomstick, run into trouble as she (Margaret Hamilton) looses the flying monkeys, in MGM’s The Wizard Of Oz, 1939.
Freaks (1932) - Living Breathing Monstrosities In the sometimes forgotten prologue, the barker (Murray Kinnell) lures spectators, then director Tod Browning introduces Hans and Freida (Harry and Daisy Earles) and the already evil-seeming "Cleopatra" (Olga Balaclova), in the eventually influential box-office flop Freaks, 1932.
Freaks (1932) - Wedding Feast Director Tod Browning's famous scene, "Half Boy" Johnny Eck leading cohorts, mocking Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova) at her sham wedding to clueless Hans (Harry Earles), his jilted Daisy (Earles) dejected, her real boyfriend, strong-man Hercules (Henry Victor) being dumb, in Freaks, 1932.
Great Lover, The (1931) - I Have Something To Restrain International opera star Paurel (Adolphe Menjou, title character) is determined to convince American protege Diana (Irene Dunne) that he isn’t romantically interested in her, though we know better, as they engage in a personal training session, in The Great Lover, 1931.
Great Lover, The (1931) - I Can Almost See Her Arriving New York on the ship from a European tour, world class lothario and opera singer Paurel (Adolphe Menjou) and his man (Ernest Torrence) fail to identify the voice of Diana (Irene Dunne), meeting press agent Finny (Cliff Edwards) and reporter Rosco (Ates), in The Great Lover, 1931.
Freaks (1932) - Little Black Bottle Hans (Harry Earles) and pals (Johnny Eck, Jerry Austin, Angelo Rossitto) finally catch Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova) poisoning him, as her man Hercules (Henry Victor) attacks Venus (Leila Hyams) then is challenged by Phroso (Wallace Ford), but made to pay by the whole crew, in Tod Browning's Freaks, 1932.
Freaks (1932) - We Do It In Every Town Performers Angelo (Rossitto) and Martha Morris chat, Rollo brother (Matt McHugh) visits "torso" Rairdon, Phroso (Wallace Ford) with Schlitze, Zip and Pip, then Koo Koo with Frances O'Connor, and Hans (Harry Earles) trampled by Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova), director Tod Browning exhibiting, in Freaks, 1932.
Freaks (1932) - How Do You Like Them? An early scene at the circus, "Siamese" twins Daisy and Violet (Hilton) with clown Phroso (Wallace Ford), groom Roscoe (Ates), then nasty Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova) with thug Hercules (Henry Victor), together abusing half-woman-half-man Josephine Joseph, in Tod Browning's Freaks, 1932.

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